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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Because That's What Gentlemen Do!

    by Teresa "Mama T" Schimandle
    Over the past few years, I, "Mama T" realized that people noticed when a child used manners rather than in the past where people noticed when they didn't. I started telling my grandson the polite things to do, like open a door for a lady. One day he opened the door for me and I said, "Thank You Curtis," and he said, "Of Course, Grandma, that's what gentlemen do!" So began the spinning of this story, and now I am sharing it with you. It's a story about manners for young boys.
  • Walking With Walser

    by Daphne Gordon
    Ursula, an eccentric, middle-aged writer, likes to walk almost as much as she likes to write. One day in the spring of 2013, possibly to avoid the digital network where she makes her living but also just because it's a beautiful day, Ursula puts her hat on her head and sets out along her favourite thoroughfare, Queen St. West, in Toronto. Walking, thinking, watching and talking, Ursula opens to her neighbourhood. She visits a bookstore, goes to the bank, has lunch with a friend, attends a dres... more
  • Finding Out: A Novel

    by Sheryn MacMunn
    Getting dumped on the sidewalk by her live-in boyfriend of seven years and realizing that he nearly emptied their savings account is the first of Sheila Davenport's problems. At thirty-six, Sheila had thought her life was on track. But life no longer makes sense. Now she's saddled with a mortgage that's about to skyrocket, a psychotic boss, and a new employee who is unqualified and hell-bent on messing with the company's rules. Her friends advise her to date immediately, preferably someone r... more
  • A Lost Legacy: Awakening

    by C.E Dimond
    Finn Adams thought she knew what her life had in store for her; a mundane existence of day to day life. After meeting Eamon her whole world is flipped upside down. When her mother goes missing, Finn soon discovers that she is a witch and she is being hunted for her power. Ripped from the only life she's ever known, Finn is transported across the country to Broadhaven, Maine to discover the secrets she never knew about herself, her heritage, and the tremendous power she's kept hidden for so long.... more
  • Where Dolphins Dive

    by Rhoda Canter
    According to legend, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, was a favorite stop for olden-day pirates. If the rumors are true, pirates even buried a treasure or two on the island’s sandy shores. For years, people have searched for those scurvy dogs’ lost booty. Bennett and Lola are dogs, but they sure aren’t scurvy. They’re Chihuahuas who live a hilarious double life: pampered pets that dabble in solving mysteries. They’ve made a new friend, Bonnie, the young girl tasked with looking after them.... more
  • Strong Suspicions (Emmett Strong Western #2)

    by GP Hutchinson

    Strong Suspicions, the second Western by award-winning author GP Hutchinson, is a masterfully crafted barnburner of a story, certain to draw you in and leave you thirsting for more.

    After pursuing a cold-blooded murderer all the way to Nevada, Texas Ranger Emmett Strong is returning home to San Antonio—but not alone. He’s found a girl he longs to marry. Finding someone to tie the knot for them is proving to be a challenge, however, owing to the fact that she's t... more

  • Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie

    by Michelle R. Eastman
    Fairies, music, and dust! Oh my! Aggie is a little Dust Fairy with a big problem. She wants to join the fairy band, but they do not approve of her offbeat style. Aggie is determined to impress them, but that turns out to be harder than she imagined. Just when she thinks she will never find a way to fit in, Aggie discovers it might be more fun to stand out. Lively, rhyming stanzas and vibrant illustrations come together in this magical tale. It is sure to delight boys and girls alike while impart... more
  • Nowhere Yet

    by Edward Cozza
    When Rex calls after years of being incommunicado, his best friend Grant is hesitant to accept his invitation. Just like the old days, Rex knows the buttons to push. He has invited Annie, the woman Grant thought he was going to marry. Former friends and lost loves reconnect on a long, lively, and soul searching weekend in Palm Springs. Each discovering they hold hopes long forgotten, each carrying fears that the best times of their lives may have already passed by. The mending of emotional fenc... more
  • QUACK Goes the Corgi

    by Nancy Kondos
    Corgis are darling dogs with short legs that can spin them around on a dime. And why would they need to do that? To catch up with big, jumpy bunnies, grazing sheep, and whizzing soccer balls, of course! In this book, the Corgi gets to be tall, win a blue ribbon for catching soccer balls, and practice good manners. Corgis and bunnies celebrate friendship, but occasionally a Corgi will race away with a bunny’s carrot. Now that’s not so nice.
  • Polaroids: Original Nature

    by Henry Fauth
    POLAROIDS: ORIGINAL NATURE is the first novella in the Polaroids Series. It depicts an artistic workbook telling the story of Singer Fauth, a schizophrenic outsider artist who is also a voyeur. The story takes place on the highly hedonistic Rock Island where she reconnects with Lee Heureux, a slightly narcissistic and highly secretive mixologist/bar owner. As she installs a mural entitled "Creation" on the ceiling of Lucky's Lounge, the Polaroids begin to reveal their original natures as subtle ... more
  • Lady of the Manor

    by Adrian Heflin
    Richard Creek finds himself and his family living under the roof of his abusive mother. He has to manage the volatile emotions of the lady of the manor as she continually degrades his family. Tempers flare during the blazing hot summer of 1958 in this atypical home in Savannah, Georgia. Rape, murder, and abuse victims accumulate around this family as they come to the conclusion that they can't allow her to hurt anyone else.
  • How My Dog Became the New Messiah

    by Stephen Wallace

    How My Dog Became the New Messiah is a timely literary satire about events that spiral out of control when Ned Belton, a recently widowed, retired physician in a small town in Missouri, wakes up in the middle of the night to discover his St. Bernard surfing the internet - or so it seems. 

    Astounded, he videotapes the event to show his three life long buddies who meet every morning for coffee at the local diner.  Always the pranksters, one of them posts the video on Yo... more

  • Mission Chandler

    by Drew Harry

    Mike Chandler has a neurological disorder which affects his mobility, but during certain months of the year he recovers his movement. It is during this time when MI6 makes use of Chandler as an overseas operative. On his latest mission he is hunting down Heung Chin, the notorious leader of the Sun Yee On group, a subsidiary of the Triad Kuomintang. Initially he travels to Mexico to deal with a drug cartel with which Heung Chin is involved. Then Chandler follows Heung Chin, as he escapes to Ho... more

  • The Kochia Chronicles: Systemic Challenges and the Foundations of Social Innovation

    by Khanjan Mehta
    Kochia, a sleepy community on the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya, is caught in the turmoil among traditional ways of life, excitement brought about by development projects and the throes of relentless globalization. Cellphones are spreading HIV and funerals are killing people. Cows are drowning in enormous holes dug by white people. Girls are dropping out of school and children are being rented to orphanages. Crusades and miracle services are blurring the lines between religion and cri... more
  • When Every Breath Becomes a Prayer

    by Susan Plunket
    The day she returns from her mother's funeral, Georgina discovers her husband Colin's affair. A remote Englishman, he is unsympathetic to the fact that Georgina’s world has been capsized by the death of both her parents and her daughter, Kate’s, suicidal depression. Already down on her hands and knees, fighting for her child’s life, Colin’s affair lands Georgina face down in the mud. As Kate grows sicker and nothing helps, Georgina descends into a nightmare world where all her assumptions abou... more
  • Schneid's: A Novel

    by Timothy F. Dempsey
    In the mid-sixties, drugs rode the subways from the inner city to the eastern suburbs of Queens, New York, where middle class families would be changed forever. Young men who came of age during that period lived in fear of the draft, as Vietnam took over the national psyche. To cope, some enlisted, some went to great lengths to dodge the draft, even to the extent of harming themselves, and some ran away to Canada. Some didn’t get out of the decade alive. Schneid’s is a novel that chronicles DAVE... more